Edward Leonard “Ed” O’Neill is known as one of the best actor as well as a comedian. The American based performer is famous for his role named Al Bundy in the popular show “Married….with Children” which was aired on the Fox Network. He had gained immense fame from the said role and was also honored with two nominations for the prestigious Golden Globe Awards.
Besides, he has garnered additional fame for his role of patriarch Jay Pritchett in the much-adored show “Modern Family”, aired on the ABC channel. This had fetched him glorious nominations for Primetime Emmy Awards thrice and four times winning prestige of Screen Actors Guild Awards. Keep reading to know more about Ed O’Neill’s net worth in 2018.
Ed O’Neill was born on the 12th of April in the year 1946, in Youngstown region of Ohio, to the Irish American Catholic parents Ruth Ann and Edward Philip O’Neill. O’Neill had received initial education from the Ursuline High School, henceforth which he was transferred to the prestigious Worthington High School.
Here, he was graced with the victory of the state championship and was thereafter known as Ed O’Winner. He had hence bagged a football scholarship to the prestigious Ohio University where he had opted for major in History. O’Neill is known to have attended the Mu Chapter of the Delta Tau Delta fraternity. However, after the initial period, he had indulged himself more into sports and parties and would spend lesser time in studying.
O’Neill had henceforth got enrolled into the Youngstown State University (YSU) as a defensive lineman. He had also begun as Delta Sigma in the Delta Sigma Phi. In the year 1969, he was also taken into consideration by the Pittsburg Steelers as a free agent but was withdrawn from the training camp.
Thereafter, he joined as a substitute teacher of the social studies subject at the Ursuline High School.
Career, Awards & Achievement
In the year 1979, O’Neill had played the role of a boxer in “Knockout”. This had brought him to the due notice of William Friedkin, who had gone on to sign him as a police detective for Cruising, ultimately making it O’Neill’s debut film.
In the year 1985, he was invited for a guest appearance in “The Equalizer”. A year later, he was also cast in the TV series “Popeye Doyle”, which was initially featured in The French Connection. In the same year, 1986, he had taken up the role of Lennie in the play “Of Mice and Meri”. The play had taken place at the Hartford Theater in the city of Hartford, Connecticut. His performance was praised with the opportunity of auditioning for “Married…with Children”. He had successfully landed the role of Al Bundy, and the series was aired from the year 1987 to 1997.
The success had helped him sign several movies such as “The Bone Collector”, “Dutch” and “Little Giants”. His minor roles were featured in “Wayne’s World”, “Wayne’s World 2” and “The 10th Kingdom”. Thereby, he had also landed a comedy role of “Dirty Champion” in “In Living Color”. Besides the cameo in “8 Simple Rules”, he had also graced the screens in “The Adventures of Ford Fairlane” and “Cruising”. In the middle of 90s, O’Neill was also spotted in a number of advertisements for 1-800-COLLECT.
In 2003, O’Neill was signed as Sgt. Joe Friday in the remake of “Dragnet”. However, with the cancellation of the series in the second season, he had signed himself for “The West Wing” and “John From Cincinnati”.
In 2009, O’Neill had collaborated with David Faustino for “Star-ving”.
The same year, he had also appeared in “Modern Family”. He also has an alliance with Straight Talk and had gone on for voice-over commercials of Zyrtec.
O’Neill was again seen in 2016, featuring Hank the Octopus in “Finding Dory”.
Net Worth of Ed O’Neill
O’Neill has given a total of 40-years of service in the acting industry. He had always maintained a versatile platform and had performed gloriously in every genre given to him. From commercials to voice roles, from series to films, O’Neill has mastered every role which has eventually led to a whopping net worth of $45 Million.
Ed O’Neill has always been reported as an outgoing and party-loving personality. As an excelling sportsman during his high school days, he had always been into the fame game from his early days. With his growing years and success, O’Neill had emerged as a very successful actor contributing in various fields thereby emerging as a globally recognised actor and comedian.